So, last you heard, the link to my friend Jen's blog had been taken off of the State Department's Official Blog List.
But - good news!
It's now been put back up!
And State bloggers everywhere, who had lobbied together on Jen's behalf, were TOTALLY all:
It's a good day.
All manner of crazy things went down in between when Jen's link was first taken down and when Jen's link was ultimately put back up. Her story was all over the media! It was in The Washington Post multiple times, both online and in print:
Her story even made Drudge (image stolen shamelessly from Diplopundit):
And her story also (I was in this next one, too! -->) hit Jezebel, along with lots (and LOTS) of other online news sources!
The whole thing really went quite viral.
In the end, when State ultimately put her link back up on the Official Blog Roll, they even included a message not just to Jen but also to us State bloggers who freaked out when her link was first taken down:
And what's super duper cool is that Jeff Levine, who signed that awesome message, is going soon to be the Ambassador of Estonia, so he'll be there with James' and my in-real-life friend and State bloggy-pal Digger! Which is totally fantastic, because he sounds like good people.
In the end, I'm really glad State put Jen's link back up, because, as I said in my last blog post, Jen really deserves to be there. And while, as Diplopundit points out, all's not *exactly* well that ends well, this ended well for Jen, and I'm really grateful for that!
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In the meantime, this whole thing got so big so fast that there are now calls for Jen's incredibly famous nipples to have their own Facebook page, their own Twitter stream, their own LinkedIn profile, and, ultimately, their own product line, advertising stream, and sponsorship deals! For truly, Jen's nipples have been vaulted seemingly overnight into epic stardom, and now are quite possibly THE MOST FAMOUS NIPPLES IN THE WORLD.
Well, there was nothing for Jen's nipples to do but to immediately retain me as their legal and representational counsel, of course.
And the phone has been ringing off the hook, people. For example, Nike called about a line of sports bras (since they know how much Jen loves to go running), and Victoria's Secret called about a line of super-glam, sparkly bras (I told them that when their models wear Jen's merchandise on the runway, they will NOT also be wearing those tacky paper-mache wings). And that's not EVEN including the sponsorship deals and product endorsements that are in the pipeline!
Oh, yes - Jen will be an extremely busy girl while her hero of a husband, Peter, is away this next year on his second Unaccompanied Tour. But it's good to keep busy, right?! :)
[Quick note: everything from the page break on down *might* be just put in here for the sake of humor and *might not* be actually, you know, happening in real life. Except for Peter's Unaccompanied Tour. That's TOTALLY happening in real life!]